Mt Difficulty Growers Series 'Packspur Vineyard' Lowburn Valley Riesling 2016
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Mt Difficulty Growers Series Packspur Riesling will improve for 6 - 9 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
The Growers Series is a recent addition to the Mt Difficulty portfolio, allowing us to showcase the terroir of different sub-regions. Packspur Vineyard is situated on Heaney Road in Lowburn, on the northern side of Cromwell (as opposed to Bannockburn to the South). The vineyard takes its name from the track that was used to pack supplies over the Pisa Range, from the Lowburn Valley to the gold-fields of the Cardrona Valley. The vineyard irrigation is a miners’ water right from 1863. Packspur Vineyard was planted from locally sourced cuttings by Anne and Laurie McAuley in 1993. The vineyard comprises 3 hectares of north facing Pinot Noir (clones 5, 6, 115 and Lincoln Mix), Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The grapes are close-planted on gravelly loam soil. The vineyard escapes the worst of winds and the slopes ensure a minimal frost risk.
Alc. 13.5% Residual Sugar 53gL-1
Accolades & Awards
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